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Studio-Intensive

This blog documents a self-initiated, studio-based project of artist development as a response to a rejection to a mentoring scheme.

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Floor Perspectives

For my second session I wanted to focus on a practice plate spinning area and used the climbing frame as a curtain with different textured materials draped, framing sections of the structure. From the intro session the blue and red […]

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Spinning Round & Around

I have been developing my performance practice working with families & children in public & private, domestic spaces. In 2016 I performed #work a performance that involved my family within a domestic set where I first used a spinning plate. This was […]

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Acetate Printing Experiment

I printed a page of A4 negatives which I had scanned into a computer and inverted to form positive images, onto acetate.  I realised that the combination of the inkjet printer and the shiny acetate meant it would not dry […]

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Metal Point Drawing Experiment

I wanted to explore making drawings using tarnish from metal objects.  Silverpoint drawings have a beautiful, delicate quality to them, and also cannot be erased in the same way pencil can.  I decided to experiment with making basic marks onto […]

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Experimentation

As I have only just started developing my studio practice, I am more in the stage of figuring out where I want me project to go. So I decided to experiment with another piece of work, now bare in mind […]

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Watching resin dry….

I had another morning at Meltdowns Foundry on Tuesday, this time applying resin with a brush. I didn’t put quite enough catalyst into the mixture which meant that the afternoon was spent staring at the work and trying to speed […]

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The untapped potential of the glitch

The last film I made caused me some frustration. The image kept pixelating, partially I think because I was filming from a moving base (the train) and because the editing software struggled with the data thrown at it. Due to […]

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Evoking the uncanny

I make films that manipulate natural vision – they distort what the eye would see in some way. Evidently this desire to alter the view is common to expanded cinema and connects it to non-figurative painting. Focus, perspectives, colours, footage […]

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Collage making

Still shots from ‘In search of the unreal n.01’ Fold, bend, cut Draw a line Overlay, conceal, reveal, interrupt, disrupt The shifting, uncertain image This is the litany to run through my mind whilst I make the series of new […]

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Reflection #5

I’ve found this week quite challenging and mentally draining at times; the work is developing, however I feel overwhelmed by ideas and certain elements of my practice. It could be due to the fact that formative assessments are around the corner […]

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Day 4 – Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency

Today’s mini-project revolved around the notion of how we remember surface colours and how our eyes respond to light. Batchelor writes about the way in which we see colours as the property of the object. Even in different lighting conditions; […]

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New Materials in New Ways

I thought you might be interested to see how my experiments/artwork using Halen Mon salts are progressing. I’ve been using the chalk (washed from the salt) as a ground on the surface of glass sheets. I then cover with salt solution […]

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